Dr. Culler may recommend a root canal if he detects an abscess (severe infection), severely decayed or damaged tooth. Root canals are used to repair and save your tooth instead of removing it.
Your tooth can become infected from a number of different factors. Common causes are a deep cavity, a cracked or fractured tooth, or injury to the tooth from trauma. Ultimately, the tissues around the root of your tooth can become infected, causing severe pain and swelling - leading to an abscess.
Prior to the treatment, we will take an x-ray or CBCT to assess the tooth and surrounding bone. During the root canal process, your tooth and the surrounding area will be numbed using local anesthetic (such as ardicaine), so you should feel comfortable during the procedure. Using precise instruments, Dr. Culler will remove the tooth's nerve and clean inside the tooth and the root canals, treating with a germ-killing medicine. The roots are then sealed with a rubber-like material, sealing them from further infection.
Once, treated, Dr. Culler will take a digital scan of your tooth and create a permanent crown to protect the tooth from further injury. Now you can rest assured, feeling symptom and infection free!
What can I expect after my root canal?
Dr. Culler will prescribe you antibiotics to ensure you are infection-free. You may feel some slight sensitivity following treatment. We will talk to you about how to relieve any discomfort felt after your procedure.
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